It is true... we hit a few snags during the process of putting "They Come At Night."
First we wrote the script... not bad and there were many aspects of it that we loved however, I believed that our talent had a lot more to offer. With a few massages the script could be great.
We created a comprehensive budget after working with the special effect team. Working with other possible cast members, and scouted locations. Our mission and goal was that everyone participating should get paid. A good goal I thought and I still believe that. I personally have been involved in several films and while many of you may have never been involved in making a film... the money is not always as plentiful as you many think. Not everyone gets paid and personally I believe it causes resentment and I have experienced that personally. A lot of us do it for the love of the industry... however, love does not pay the bills or put food on the table.
The budget for the special effects actually was about 3 times more than we thought they would be. We looked at it hard to see where we could cut out some of the effects. The was a bit of a set back.
The final straw was when we all got very busy in our respective careers... that's right we got busy making money in other aspects of our lives. This was a good thing because of the looming budget. Ironically us all making money we put the project on the back burner for now.
The Come At Night Crew
What have I been doing during this very busy time... I just finished producing a syndicated radio show that ran for 14 years and was the worlds largest home business radio show.
I also won the 2013 Rising Star Award from the company I work and spoke on stage in Las Vegas in front of 1,5000 plus people.
In the process I have been introduced to many producers, actors, and helped market a film that raised $350,000 for production.
Everything I have learned and the people I have met over the past few months will come into play when we continue this project. It just may have been a very productive several month that will lead to the success of this project... or any other project we decide to do. Can't mention any names right now.
Thanks for all your support!
Marianne Niehaus - Executive Producer